Mental and emotional states affect sports performance and
exercise. Qualified fitness professionals who offer an integrated approach to training understand how to apply sport psychology skills to improve performance, sustain motivation, enhance the exercise experience and support rehabilitation. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology [AASP], founded in 1986, is the largest applied sport and exercise psychology organization in the world.

To learn more about the AASP and to find resources on sport and exercise psychology, go to www.appliedsportpsych.org.